Lautaro Martinez and Sergio Aguero scored to keep Argentina alive and set up a quarterfinal vs. Venezuela.
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) – Lionel Messi avoided another disappointment with the national team as Argentina defeated Qatar 2-0 Sunday to escape elimination in the group stage of the Copa America.
Lautaro Martinez and Sergio Aguero scored a goal in each half as Argentina defeated guest team Qatar 2-0 to secure a spot in the quarterfinals of the South American competition.
Argentina finished second in Group A behind Colombia, which did Argentina a huge favor by beating Paraguay 1-0 in the other group match on Sunday.
Argentina will face Venezuela in the quarterfinals.